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The Department of African Languages and Literature offers a broad range of programmes for the following language majors, Kiswahili, Ndebele, Shona and Tonga. In our programmes we offer a range of professional courses which are interdisciplinary in nature to encourage intellectual exchange across disciplines. Our programmes help students achieve their highest potential in terms of excellence in research, teaching, scholarship, community engagement, revitalising, documenting, promoting, preserving, safeguarding and developing African languages, literature and culture as well as indigenous knowledge systems. The programmes produce well-rounded graduates who will serve the Zimbabwean, regional and global community in its diversity.  The following are the programmes on offer;

DEPARTMENT OF AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMMES ON OFFER FOR THE 2017 AUGUST INTAKE

  Programme Name Programme Code Programme Duration Entry Requirements
1 Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Translation and Interpretation Studies (HTIS) HTIS 4 'A' level passes in Shona/Ndebele/Diploma in Translation & Interpretation Studies.
2

Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Tonga Language and Cultural Studies

 

HTLCS 4 'A' level passes in Ndebele or Shona. Applicants must be Tonga First language speakers. Applicants with a Diploma in Education must have a merit and be Tonga first language speakers.
3

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours Degree in Linguistics and Tonga

 

HLG & TON 4 'A' level passes in Ndebele or Shona. Applicants must be Tonga First language speakers. Applicants with a Diploma in Education must have a merit and be Tonga first language speakers.
4

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours Degree in History and Tonga

 

HHS & TON 4

A' level passes in Ndebele or Shona and History, Applicants must be Tonga first language speakers.

 

5

Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Ndebele Language and Cultural Studies

 

HNDLCS 4 'A' level passes in Ndebele & Arts subjects
6

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours Degree in Linguistics and Kiswahili

 

HLG & KIS 4 A' level Language related subject, Ndebele or Shona. Applicants with post A' level relevant qualification or with relevant work experience may be admitted with approval of senate.
7

Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in African Literary and Cultural Studies

 

HALCS 4 'A' level passes in Ndebele or Shona. Applicants for Tonga must be Tonga First language speakers. Applicants with a Diploma in Education must have a merit and be Tonga first language speakers.
8

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours Degree in Religious Studies and Ndebele

 

HRS & NDA 4

 

A' level passes in Ndebele and Divinity.

 

9

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours Degree in Religious Studies and Shona)

 

HRS & SHA

 

4

A' level passes in Shona and Divinity.

 

10

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours in History and Ndebele

 

HHS & NDA 4

 

A' level passes in Ndebele and History.

 

11

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours in History and Shona

 

HHS & SHA 4

A' level passes in Shona and History.

 

12

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours in Religious Studies and Tonga

 

HRS & TON 4

A' level passes in Ndebele or Shona and Divinity; Applicants must be Tonga first language speakers.

 

13

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours in Linguistics and Ndebele

 

HLG & NDA 4

'A' level passes in Ndebele & Arts subjects

 

 

 

14

Bachelor of Arts Dual Honours in Linguistics and Shona

 

HLG & SHA 4 'A' level passes in Shona & Arts subjects
15 Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Shona Language and Cultural Studies HSHLCS 4 'A' level passes in Shona & Arts subjects

 

CAREER PATHS AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

CAREER LINE/SECTOR PROGRAMME(S) LINKED
Linguist 1-6 & 8-15
Lexicographer 1,2,5,7&15
Arts Manager 7,1,2,5&15
Ethnomusicologist 2,5, 7&15
Literary Critic 7,2,5&15
Editor 1,2,5 &15
Language Policy Practitioner/Consultant 1,2,3,5,6,13,14 &15
Grammarian 1-6 & 8-15
Onomastician 1,2,5,15
Cultural Consultant 1-15
Arts Consultant 1-15
Proof Reader 1-15
Court interpreter 1
Legal translator 1
Literary translator 1&7
Church interpreter/translator 1
Religious translator 1,8,9& 12
Arts Analyst 2,5,7 & 15
Broadcasting Producer 1,2,5,7 &15
Script Writer 1,2,5,7&15
Gender and Sexuality Consultant 7
Historical Linguist, Dialectologist 4,10 &11
Parliament/Community Interpreter 1
Academia 1-15
Teacher 1-15
Lecturer 1-15
Researcher 1-15
Arts Administrator 1,2,5.7&15
Organologist 2,5, 7&15
Diplomatic interpreter or translator 1
Journalist/media practitioner 1
Public Relations officer, Communications officer/ Information manager 1
Parliament interpreter, Hansard reporter 1
Film writer 7,2,5,7&15
Playwright 2,5,7 &15
Novelist/Creative writer 2,5, 7&15
Consultant in the Advertising industry 1,2,5,7 &15
Language Archaeologist 1,4,10,11,3,2
Education Consultant 1-15
Language Activist 1,2,3,4,6 &12

 

Over and above these mainstream programmes, the Department also offers, at a very competitive price, short courses which are needs oriented and tailored to suit stakeholder and clients’ needs. These courses include:

  • Certificate in Translation and Interpretation Studies (CTIS)
  • Kiswahili for Beginners
  • Ndebele for Beginners
  • Shona for Beginners
  • Tonga for Beginners

We welcome you, Siyalamukela, Tinokugamuchirai, Twamutambula, Tunakukaribitsha sana!!!

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